Looking back on 2012

SPACE 2012: new records for SPACE's 25th anniversary 

26th edition

1 297 exhibitors of which 370 international. 198 exhibitors, of which 60 coming from abroad, participate for the first time

109 035 visitors of which 11 080 international coming from 110 countries

New exhibition area record: 64 040 m² 


Outstanding events of the year

The exhibition centre:

Expansion of outdoors exhibition area: + 1 500 m²

Creation of new conferences and meetings rooms



1st auction of French lactating animals genotyped for Limousin breed

Official visit:

Inauguration: François HOLLANDE - President of the French Republic
Stéphane LE FOLL - Minister of Agriculture
Visits of Ministers of Agriculture from Senegal and South Africa


But also...

More than 50 conferences and symposium

66 journalists coming from 23 countries cover the Show, 15 attend SPACE for the first time

Presence of Laury Thilleman, Miss France 2011

François HOLLANDE, Président de la République

Special focus: presidential visits at SPACE

Since the creation of the Show, 3 Presidents of the French Republic have inaugurated SPACE! It took 15 years before a President inaugurated the Show as the first Presidential visit was on 2001, with Jacques CHIRAC. His coming to an agricultural Show clearly implies that agriculture is a major preoccupation at the top of the political institution. As usual, he had planned talks and shook hands with a crowd. He will certainly remember for a long time his visit at SPACE on Tuesday 11 September 2001, coinciding with the attacks of the World Trade Center... 

In 2007, Nicolas SARKOZY have inaugurated the Show. It was his second time at SPACE, after a visit in 2004 as Ministry of Economics, Finances and Industry. 

And in 2012, it's François HOLLANDE, elected in May of the same year, who took his time to savour the atmosphere of the Show spending over three hours going through the different halls. . 

During these 3 visits, all the Presidents were recently elected, being in the first year of their mandate. What about 2017 ?

Pictures of SPACE 2012